Thursday, June 30, 2016

Editing is... Boring.

I know I haven't blogged in a while, not much has been happening. Recently, I finished the script for my second graphic novel. Instead of starting the third one, I decided to edit the first two. I haven't finished editing the first one yet, but I can say that it's been boring. All I'm doing is reading the script and changing small things, because I had already fixed the big problems. While I do have good music listen to, it doesn't really help. It should take me another day or two to finish editing the first one.  That's all that's been happening, I'll try to blog next week.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

An Unfortunate Misunderstanding

School's over and now I'm on summer break! Right after summer break, I went on a trip to Yellowstone so I haven't been able to write. I got an email back from a person that I thought was going to get me an artist but it turns out that I read his first email wrong. He said, "I'm working on getting someone from brightbytes design team to support you."
Hence support in that sentence. It turned out that the person that I now have has agreed to answer any questions that I had about this, so no artist. That means now I have to continue to find an artist for a graphic novel series.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Self reflection

The T.E.D. talks were yesterday and (besides being incredibly awkward) I thought mine went pretty good. This is going to be longer than most of my blogs because for this, I'll be saying my experiences and thoughts that I had throughout the year. Since 20% time started I've seen school in a different manner. I used to think of it that only high school would really matter since to get into college, they usually don't check anything before high school. I thought that I shouldn't have to work very hard in middle school since I would have to work hard in high school. But now, I think of it more as I should try hard in every class if learning will be as fun as this. As well, I was able to explore the one thing that I can't see myself growing out of, which is story making. While I've said it before, I've always been creating fan fiction in my head for as long as I can remember. I learned a lot not just about writing a novel but as well writing in general. I learned how to foreshadow and how to make everything in the story seem interesting. I learned other writing techniques but I won't go into detail. While I may not have been doing a fundraiser or inventing something that is relatively new, or make something life changing, I did what made me happy and explored my passion. A lot of my classmates learned how to make or do one thing that would only apply to one subject, but I think I learned something that would apply to many other subjects. I learned that you can't out limits on creativity. My original goal was to write a novel in May. I eventually learned that putting a limit was only going to slow me down in the long run. Since the school year is going to be over soon I might not be blogging weekly since this was for a grade but I'll still blog if there's an important update. I can honestly say that I don't think I'll have teachers batter than the ones I had this year. I would like to thank my teachers Don Eckert and Melissa Hellwig for making me pursue this dream. If I never met them, then I might've never done this and might've never got into writing like I am now. They made start my dreams and because of them, I could be a full time writer when I get out of school. I still don't have an artist but I hope I'll have one soon. I know that my teachers will wish me the best of luck in my future of writing. Whatever they do, I wish them the best of luck in their future of teaching and hope that 20% time will eventually be in all of Webster Groves.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Just keep waiting

Right now, I'm waiting for someone to get back to me for an artist. I've been waiting for about three weeks now and he hasn't got back to me. In about a week, if he doesn't get back to me then I'll try contacting him. I haven't really started my second graphic novel script but when I do, I'll get it done pretty fast. T.E.D. talks are coming up and I've only practiced it once in front of myself. The time was five minutes and 30 seconds. I'll make sure to practice it more and I'll post my T.E.D. talk when I do it.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Done for the first

I finished the first script for the first graphic novel! As well, I might have an artist soon. I don't know who it is, but someone is trying to get someone from the Brightbytes design team to help me. If you don't know what Brightbytes is, it's a team that does school studies and applies those to help school learning. I haven't got anything yet, but I was told to expect it sometime this week. I've started making more changes and only the main character has been introduced.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Getting Close

I'm getting close to finishing the script for the first graphic novel. I plan for it to end in a bit of a cliffhanger. It will end with the main character questioning most of the things. While I haven't got to it, he'll say, "Why is it that I'm one of the few people to survive after the war? What is it that I'm meant to do. How strong will I have to be to beat Satan? Then what will I do? What will I have to do to get there. Will I have to kill many demons? But the most important thing, something that I must know. For my sin, how may I attone?"
I still haven't got an artist and as well, I have found out the cost of hiring an artist. It's too far out of my price range but I might be able to work something out. I don't think I could make a very good deal and because of that, I'll try to have someone in my family or friend be the artist. I didn't think that was a good idea but I guess that I'll end up doing that.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

T.E.D talks and finding time

What I'd like to say first is that I finished a writing project that was taking up my time! However I turned it in late, but it was pretty much the longest story that there was. Now that I've finished that, I'll be able to work more on my script! As well, in a month we have to do this thing called a T.E.D. talk. It's where in May, we'll go up onto a stage and talk about what we learned from our project. I plan to talk about how I learned to plan out stories and not necessarily go with what you thought was good first. I haven't thought about it too much, so I can't say a lot but I'll probably know what I'm gonna say when I actually get onto the stage (I'm not much of a planner).